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The New Sound of the Grateful Dead February 10 2016

It's been over 20 years since Jerry Garcia died, but his world-famous band lives on and it's time to break out your Grateful Dead merchandise for an upcoming show in July. The Grateful Dead have a new musical experiment in the works with John Mayer heading up the band, now calling themselves Dead and Company. While there are sure to be doubters in the crowd of fans, reviewers are saying the "old band's new sound" is pretty great. Dead and Company will be playing July 15 and 16 in Fenway Park and tickets will go on sale in the middle of February. 

This is the perfect opportunity to stock up on new Grateful Dead merchandise, whether or not you are planning on attending the show. Die hard fans can celebrate the classic sound of the band while new fans can honor the long and storied past of their new favorite band by wearing a Grateful Dead t-shirt. Blue Mountain Dyes even has shirts for the littlest fans, including Grateful Dead onesies. Not into wearing t-shirts? Celebrate your favorite band with a tapestry, ski hat, sweater, blanket and so much more. 

Blue Mountain Dyes is excited to welcome the Dead back to the stage. There is a reason that this band stands the test of time and we think Jerry would be proud to see the bank rock on. Show some Grateful Dead love by ordering your merchandise today! We offer free shipping on all orders of $25 or more and are a licensed distributor of Grateful Dead gear. Order today!


The History Of Tie Dye November 10 2015

Tie-dye as we know it became popular in the United States in the mid 1950s. People used direct dyeing methods with either natural or grocery store type dyes - randomly folding, twisting, and tying fabric or clothing. The items were then either dipped or put into a dye bath. The results were simple and varied designs, but they were not vibrant and tended to fade quickly. Still, everyone loved tie-dye clothing. Tie-dye is considered to be a product of prehistory. Even though fabric was perishable and long ago disintegrated, archeologists still established that a variety of stamps could have been used for printing fabric five thousand years ago. Bright colors have delighted mankind from prehistoric times until today. Dyes were discovered through the use of various plant’s juices, flowers, bark, and leaves. The problem with early dyes is that they could easily be brushed off, or did not last through washing.

Tie-dye became all the rage during the Vietnam War period when people craved peace and freedom from the starched idea of parents and authority. It was a form of artistic expression as well as protest for the hippy, psychedelic generation who were free spirited and uninhibited during this difficult time in American history. These artistic peace-lovers embellished t-shirts, curtains, tapestries, pants, and anything else that would proclaim their individuality. Tie-dye made people happy then, and it still does today. At Blue Mountain Dyes we are committed to keeping tie-dye alive with unique designs and a high quality hand crafted garment that will not shrink or fade for many years to come. Our customer service is unparalleled so call today and place an order!


The Grateful Dead: Legends Never Die October 09 2015

Emerging from the Haight Ashbury San Francisco counterculture of the 1960s, the Grateful Dead became one of the most enduring and endearing bands of the Rock & Roll era. Jerry Garcia was a melting pot of American music, and as the leader of the dead, the group would become an iconic institution. Blue Mountain Dyes is proud to cater to our legion of Deadheads, providing a wonderful wealth of Grateful Dead merchandise, including a dazzling array of tie-dye classics.


An Overview:


The Grateful Dead formed during the era when bands such as the Beatles, The Beach Boys and the Rolling Stones were dominating the airwaves. The Grateful Dead’s early music was part of the process of establishing what psychedelic music was, but theirs was essentially a “street party” form of it. The Dead were not inclined to fit their music to an established category such as pop rock, blues, folk rock, or country & western. Individual tones within their repertoire could be identified under one of these stylistic labels, but overall their music drew on all of these genres, and more frequently combining several of them.


Deadhead is the name given to fans of the Grateful Dead. In the 1970s, a number of fans began travelling to see the band in as many shows or festival venues as they could. With large number of people attending strings of shows, a community developed. By the late 1970s, some deadheads began to sell tie-dye T-shirts, veggie burritos, and other items at Grateful Dead concerts. This allowed Deadheads a way to follow the band of its tours. During the early 1980s, the number of Deadhead’s taping shows increased, and the band created a special section for fans who wished to record the show. To say the least, they were as connected to their fans as their fans were to them.


Enthusiasm for this iconic band still exists today across many generations! Grateful Dead merchandise is still flying off of shelves and being ordered online from Blue Mountain Dyes. Browse our inventory today and show your inner Deadhead to the world.